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I would just order 32GB of a different ram but don't remember if my 4690K will support it from the top of my head. Plus the case i m using should be replaced soon with it being more plastic than metal and feels very cheaply made.

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I have tried each stick, both sticks, and no sticks. Monday I am going to see if I can RMA them since they are less than 12 months old. I am also considering a 1000w modular PSU just for over head since mine is only 750w and when I add up all the stuff on it my math shows 863w plus I want to step up to one GTX 980 until I can get a skylake build going.

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I don't think your problem is because the psu isn't powerful enough...and if you've replaced both the motherboard and psu then something else is up. I can't believe both were bad brand new, and then one of the replacements is bad as well.

1)Has it ever run? If so, what changed and was it all at once?
2)Got any other RAM sticks to swap in? I've never personally had any go bad but you never know.
2)Are you using the factory psu cables? Have you tried different cables (24 pin and cpu cables mainly)
3)When you RMA'd your motherboard, did you closely inspect the cpu socket for bent pins?
post #2253 of 2500
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I have tried each stick, both sticks, and no sticks. Monday I am going to see if I can RMA them since they are less than 12 months old. I am also considering a 1000w modular PSU just for over head since mine is only 750w and when I add up all the stuff on it my math shows 863w plus I want to step up to one GTX 980 until I can get a skylake build going.

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I don't think your problem is because the psu isn't powerful enough...and if you've replaced both the motherboard and psu then something else is up. I can't believe both were bad brand new, and then one of the replacements is bad as well.

1)Has it ever run? If so, what changed and was it all at once?
2)Got any other RAM sticks to swap in? I've never personally had any go bad but you never know.
2)Are you using the factory psu cables? Have you tried different cables (24 pin and cpu cables mainly)
3)When you RMA'd your motherboard, did you closely inspect the cpu socket for bent pins?

1) it ran for just over 6 months then 3 weeks or so after upgrading to win 10 this problem started.

2) no I don't have access to other RAM at this time.

3) The PSU is NON modular. One of the main reasons I want to change.

4) I feel like a huge noob, I don't remember look at the socket much before setting it back up.

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post #2254 of 2500
Hmm. Was Windows 10 installed via upgrade? If so, you could try a clean install of Win 10 using the key from whatever version you upgraded from. I had a bunch of problems on one of my computers and once it was activated I did a clean install and it activated once internet access was established.

That's assuming Win 10 got borked somehow, but there was some update that kept crashing mine until I did a clean install so it's possible. Even tried the Reset and that didn't work.
Of course if you truly have a hardware problem then all that will do no good, but you have to start somewhere eliminating things...I'm much better just doing things than explaining so take it for what it's worth.
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Hmm. Was Windows 10 installed via upgrade? If so, you could try a clean install of Win 10 using the key from whatever version you upgraded from. I had a bunch of problems on one of my computers and once it was activated I did a clean install and it activated once internet access was established.

That's assuming Win 10 got borked somehow, but there was some update that kept crashing mine until I did a clean install so it's possible. Even tried the Reset and that didn't work.
Of course if you truly have a hardware problem then all that will do no good, but you have to start somewhere eliminating things...I'm much better just doing things than explaining so take it for what it's worth.

3/4 of the time it won't boot as far as POST, it just turns off and back on. When it does POST I am able to get to bios but I have not tried plugging my SSD in yet to see if I can boot to windows.

Last time I tried yesterday to get POST it sat there and mucked around for over 40 minutes.

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I keep forgetting to add the I have clear the CMOS at the jump and taking away all power and the BIOS is currently sitting at 100% defaults and the problem persists.

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I keep forgetting to add the I have clear the CMOS at the jump and taking away all power and the BIOS is currently sitting at 100% defaults and the problem persists.

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Yeah..def not a Windows problem then.
Assuming you have dual bios, have you tried flipping the switch?
post #2258 of 2500
It has dual bios but I don't see a switch. This gaming 3 is the most lacking of all the gigabyte boards. No LED no onboard power button. Its almost in the same class as a board in a big box mass produced desktop. Wish I had spent the extra for the SOC and the 1000w PSU in the first place. Might not be having this headache.

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Well getting ready to pull the cooler and recheck pin and possibly box the CPU for RMA unless anyone has other ideas.

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Well getting ready to pull the cooler and recheck pin and possibly box the CPU for RMA unless anyone has other ideas.

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I wonder if the BIOS is corrupted...if so, you would think it would automagically copy the backup to the main BIOS. But, it might be worthwhile forcing it.
Here's something I copied a while back that someone else wrote that should force the backup BIOS to be written to the main.

It is possible to make the BIOS Auto-Recovery kick in (Dual BIOS) and re-flash the MAIN BIOS with the contents of the BACKUP BIOS.

This is a simple and easy method for anyone to try before having to resort to other more difficult methods, or a RMA.

1. Shut off the power supply using the switch on the back of the PSU, wait 10-15 seconds.
2. Press and hold the case Power On switch, then while still holding turn on the power supply from the switch on the rear.
3. Still holding the case power on switch, the board will start, once it does release the case power on switch and
shut off the power supply via the switch on the rear of the unit.
(Do the latter two parts as quickly as you can once the board starts)
4. The board will shut down.
5. Turn the power supply back on using the switch on the rear of the unit.
6. Turn on the motherboard by pressing the case power on button.

Once the board starts this time you should see the Gigabyte splash screen, or POST page, then the Auto-Recovery from Dual BIOS will kick in.
You will see a checksum error, and then recovery from BACKUP BIOS will begin. Once it is done reboot your machine and enter the BIOS
and load optimized defaults then save/apply/reboot back to BIOS.

Now you are done, and will be using whatever BIOS was in your BACKUP BIOS, From there you can attempt whatever you were previously trying,
or update your BIOS to the latest version.
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